Meaning of tolerate
Pronunciation: (tol'u-rāt"), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
- to allow the existence, presence, practice, or act of without prohibition or hindrance; permit.
- to endure without repugnance; put up with: I can tolerate laziness, but not incompetence.
- to endure or resist the action of (a drug, poison, etc.).
- to experience, undergo, or sustain, as pain or hardship.
- tolerate (Thesaurus)